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New U of I Specialist Wants to Elevate Manure’s Profile

May 07, 2019

This article was written and photographed by Carol Ryan Dumas and published in the Capital Press on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Read the original article here.

The University of Idaho’s newest nutrient and waste management specialist, Linda Schott, grew up in rural Iowa, but she didn’t consider a career in agricultural until graduating from high school.

With a strong background in math and chemistry, she took the path strongly suggested by one of her teachers and pursued degrees in agricultural engineering. With a Ph.D. almost in hand, she applied for a position with the University of Idaho.

“The job description matched perfectly with what I wanted. It meshed water quality, soil and waste management,” she said. Read the full article at

Linda Schott. Photo by Carol Ryan Dumas, Capital Press.

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